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Old 12-02-2017, 03:22 PM   #21
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Believe me I have considered one of those.
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:39 PM   #22
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Continue to beat the drum. This one is well optioned.

I'm sure wdc would be happy to take it for a test drive for you.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:38 PM   #23
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Funny enough I just had to put another $3200 into it this month (Granted 4 new tires were part of that but still) so I have been lurking used car sites again.

I love the thought of a 135 I really do but the melted sides just kill it for me. I am currently hoping the coming upgraded M2 pushes the first year M2 pricing down just a little more and I will bite.

I’ve been looking at cars that make no sense for me as well. Test drove a 2014 SLK 55 AMG. I know, auto blah blah blah, girls car blah blah blah but it’s actually a brute. I don’t know. Still looking as always.
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:22 PM   #24
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Funny enough I just had to put another $3200 into it this month (Granted 4 new tires were part of that but still) so I have been lurking used car sites again.

I love the thought of a 135 I really do but the melted sides just kill it for me. I am currently hoping the coming upgraded M2 pushes the first year M2 pricing down just a little more and I will bite.

I’ve been looking at cars that make no sense for me as well. Test drove a 2014 SLK 55 AMG. I know, auto blah blah blah, girls car blah blah blah but it’s actually a brute. I don’t know. Still looking as always.

You really should find a good 6mt 135 and just drive it. I hear your ugly comments, but it is such a good car. I think if you drove one it would get a lot prettier. (Insert inappropriate college date that I once had comment here) The one I posted looks a little better imo with the BMW performance side skirts and front splitter.

On the SLK AMG - If I remember right, Clarkson owned one and waxed poetically about what a fun little car it was. You shove a big v8 into anything and it can be a hoot.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:20 AM   #25
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You really should find a good 6mt 135 and just drive it. I hear your ugly comments, but it is such a good car. I think if you drove one it would get a lot prettier. (Insert inappropriate college date that I once had comment here) The one I posted looks a little better imo with the BMW performance side skirts and front splitter.

On the SLK AMG - If I remember right, Clarkson owned one and waxed poetically about what a fun little car it was. You shove a big v8 into anything and it can be a hoot.
true.

i think you have to drive some cars. it rules out things fast.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:41 AM   #26
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Continue to beat the drum. This one is well optioned.

I'm sure wdc would be happy to take it for a test drive for you.
If I were being budget conscious and wanted a convertible with four seats, this is the car Id buy.

If I didnt care about uber power, Id actually look for a 128 sport (decent power and more reliable engine), but they are few and far between.

With more spend available and no droptop needed/wanted, Id go for the M2.
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If I were being budget conscious and wanted a convertible with four seats, this is the car Id buy.

If I didnt care about uber power, Id actually look for a 128 sport (decent power and more reliable engine), but they are few and far between.

With more spend available and no droptop needed/wanted, Id go for the M2.
Only thing I'll add is I've now had three n55 engines and they've all been very reliable. The only issue was the electric waterpump, but the n52 (or whatever is in the 128) has that issue as well. Can't say the same for the n54.
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Interesting comment from the 2addicts board:

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Why am I starting to see used M2s with just a few thousand miles (like 4-6k) becoming available after just a year of ownership? Are people upgrading to something else? Is there something wrong with them? With all the praise heaped on the M2, I'm kind of surprised so many are available used. I am still looking for the right one so it might be an opportunity for me.
The M2 is a fantastic car, people are likely selling for a variety of reasons (changing needs, etc.) or simply want to upgrade to a newer version of the M2 or even a different car.Quote

For what it's worth, I came from a 135is. As much as I love my M2, and the incremental improvements it offers in performance and handling (and LSD!), I often conclude that I would have been better off just to keep the 135is and spend the extra money on something else.

You've probably seen it, Theo, but here's the whole thread: http://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1475239'
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:52 AM   #29
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I did a search for used 16-17 M2's last night and the price's are insane. But the guy is right, there is a ton of lightly used ones for sale. Maybe people thought the insane used price of the 1M would apply to the M2 as well. Drive it for a year and sell for a profit.

With a market starting price new of $54, add some options maybe $58 it was crazy to see how many used ones are asking in the low to even mid $60's.

Like I said maybe the M2 comp will change that but the flood of used M2's at the current price point would make me buy new instead of used.
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I did a search for used 16-17 M2's last night and the price's are insane. But the guy is right, there is a ton of lightly used ones for sale. Maybe people thought the insane used price of the 1M would apply to the M2 as well. Drive it for a year and sell for a profit.

With a market starting price new of $54, add some options maybe $58 it was crazy to see how many used ones are asking in the low to even mid $60's.

Like I said maybe the M2 comp will change that but the flood of used M2's at the current price point would make me buy new instead of used.
If you can, yes, definitely wait for the M2 whatever with the S55 engine to come out before buying a used N55 M2.

I think the best used value, though, would still be the 2016 M235 or even a lightly used M240 with the B58 engine. The latter is incredibly close in performance to the M2. Just add the LSD with the savings. You can also add a tune, if you're into such things...

So cheap! (weird colors, though): https://www.unitedbmw.com/detail-201...-17464109.html
For $20k more, the M4 version: https://www.nalleybmw.com/used-inven...nchor-model-22

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